Well, I enjoy change anyways! ;-) And I am working hard on making some marketing and product changes!
In the near future, all gem trees that you see will be custom orders on Etsy. You will be able to order the exact gem tree, or make changes to the wire and base. This way, I can present many different models to you, but it will be customized to fit YOU.
I've also decided to offer a new unique base: a real Bonsai base. I am trying to source an amount of good Bonsai pots, but in the meantime they're going to vary a little bit. The ultimate goal is to get wooden bases instead of using all clay. The gem tree is mounted using clay so it won't move, and then the pot is filled with sand. If you don't like the Bonsai pot look, no worries, I still offer rock mounted, glass bowl mounted, or no base!
I am going to be discontinuing the Two Leaf and Wispy lines in the near future, and concentrating on the Mini and Large gem trees & Bonsais, as well as the Pine Tree. Right now they are on sale for a reduced price on Etsy!
By the way, the Alternating Leaf Gem Tree was officially named the Mini Bonsai Gem Tree. It has the same structure, only fewer branches, as the Large Bonsai. I am happy it worked out that way, so I have a Mini and Large standard gem tree, and then a Mini and Large Bonsai tree. Now, for the Pine Tree... hmmm, only one size there so far! ;-)
There are five new gem trees on Etsy this morning including: Large Labradorite, Mini-Bonsai White Howlite and Crazy Lace Agate, a Large Bonsai Green Aventurine, and a Multi-Tourmaline Pine. All these new gem trees are just so amazing and unique! The Labradorite is great for vision work, the Howlite is very soothing, the Crazy Lace Agate is protective, the Multi-Tourmaline is so fun with all the bright colors, and the Green Aventurine is a simply stunning home decor piece!
I vision having a page where I basically give a "prescription" for people's needs/desires. As example, if you're having problems sleeping, I can create a gem tree that will help you sleep (Blue Lace Agate for instance, really helps calm the mind when sleeping). Or, if you're having a hard time dealing with the past, there are many gems that can help heal and move you on to a brighter future. There are also a few gems that specifically work great with animals, that will help calm and heal. The Pink Andean Opal, for instance, helps calm my timid Angie better than anything I've tried!. These gem trees would also be great for massage and healing sessions, as they can help the patient focus and heal; and equally as useful to the healer to help transmit energies.
On an interesting note, My gem trees were called "useless" by one boutique owner over the weekend. That's funny, considering everything that isn't food, or a place to sleep, is rather useless! These gem trees deserve a great deal of respect and appreciation for what they are, and for what they do for us. They are living gem crystals, and vibrant wire sculptures of real trees.
In a nutshell, there are a million ideas here, but only some that are going to work. I look forward in the next days, to see what happens!